Kisses & Hugs is Part of the Just My Type Series.
The “Just My Type” series is a celebration of technical communication. Many people talk about how texting and e-mail have caused a demise in meaningful human communication, but I suggest that in many cases it has increased and improved our communication and interactions with others.
“Just My Type” focuses on emoticons and acronyms like "XOXO" used in electronic communication, the hieroglyphs of our generation.
These shorthand electronic expressions are an extension of our language that help fill in the gaps where a sentence or traditional words are lacking or would be overkill. Since electronic communication does not allow people to see each other’s faces or hear inflection in voices, these “happy hieroglyphs” are meant to share a laugh, a smile, a joke or to simply let someone know you care.